Changing jobs, again.
In my short four years of practicing natural medicine I have belonged to four different clinics, each of them bringing something completely different to the table than the other. I was laid off from two of them and technically for financial reasons on their end but was this true or did I not fit the bill like they thought during my interview?
Lay-offs are awful!
I will never really know but what I have learned is that lay-offs are awful. I sometimes think I wish I was fired so at least I knew I did something to deserve it. Instead, I lost friends, lost our single income for our young family and a LOT of self-esteem all for “sorry, we can’t afford to pay you and the market isn’t taking to this type of medicine”.
Private Care in Canada – Not Usually a Line Up
Makes me wonder why I lost friends out of the deal. I am still left with a lingering anxiety when I drive near the clinic. It’s not as easy as “just get another job”. As a doctor, my income depends on patients, and patients usually don’t line up to get private care in Canada. Why do that when you can get 8 minutes of totally “free” time with a conventional medical doctor right? So every time I move a practice,
Starting from Scratch Again – I can do it.
I have to start from scratch. The emotional toll I have taken from leaving all those places is hard and really hits me as responsibility is a core principle that runs deep within me. This all happened was intertwined with our physical moves of our homes and a pandemic. I am still recovering mentally/emotionally from those lay-offs almost 3 yrs later.